Boskalis awarded $111.8m Hornsea 2 offshore export cable installation contract

Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) has been awarded the offshore export cable installation contract for the Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm in the North Sea.

The contract with a value greater than $111.8m was awarded by Ørsted Wind Power and consists of three export cable circuits with a total length of approximately 380 km.

The project includes the preparation of the offshore export cable route, and the installation and protection of the cables. The three 130km-long export cables will connect the offshore substation to the onshore substation by means of a 300m-long horizontal directional drilling, crossing the sea defense of Horseshoe Point, UK.

The project is expected to commence later this year with a planned completion late 2021.

Boskalis aims to maximise UK local content for its scope of work.

Boskalis will deploy a wide variety of its in-house specialist services and assets including a trailing suction hopper dredger, a geophysical survey vessel and multiple cable-laying vessels.

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The Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm will consist of up to 165 turbines with a maximum capacity of 1.4GW and is located approximately 90kms off the Yorkshire coast. When complete, it will be able to serve the needs of up to 1.6M homes with clean electricity.

This project is related to the development of generating renewable energy due to climate change and increasing energy consumption.

Posted 30 April 2019

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Michele Labrut

Americas Correspondent, Seatrade Maritime News

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